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The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Hips Info

Location : Less than 10mins drive to KL Sentral Train Station & multiple attractions like National Museum, KL Bird Park, KL Butterfly Park, Central Market, Merdeka Square.

Design : Constructed in a hybrid of neo-classical and art deco styles

Food : Only tried at Contango and meh, we are not a fan

Mattress : Soft and cozy. The perfect place to be after a long day of sightseeing and shopping

Cleanliness : Unquestionably clean

Instagram Friendly : Definitely!

Enjoy the best of past and present at Kuala Lumpur’s finest hotel and truly luxurious property if you are not a breakfast person!

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur takes the guests back in time to the heydays of British colonial Malaya in the 1930s. From the porters’ colonial-style outfits to the hotel’s interior and exterior, we couldn’t help but feel like local nobles who were attending an extravagant party as we stepped into the hotel.

The History

Built-in 1932, the original Hotel Majestic was designed by the Dutch architectural firm Keyes and Dowdeswell for the Trustees of the Estate of Loke Wan Tho, the youngest son of the businessman and philanthropist Loke Yew.

Constructed in a hybrid of neo-classical and art deco styles, the 51 room hotel sat on a commanding hilltop site facing another of Kuala Lumpur’s famous landmarks, the Moorish style railway station. The main building is characterized by tall white classically proportioned Roman columns and detailed cornices. The curved driveway and covered Porte Cochere contribute to the sense of grandeur.

The Current

In 2008, YTL received the approval to refurbish and develop the building into an exclusive hotel and a beautiful new chapter began.

A makeover was done, but the external facade was kept intact, sticking to its original hybrid of neo-classical and Art Deco. We selected Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur because of the classic exterior and deco in Kuala Lumpur with historical significance for the birthday getaway treat for dad.

The Surprise ( not in a good way )

We made the booking through the website. Under the Special Rates, we selected Senior Discount. The rate was RM340 instead of RM400. Quite a catch, right? But NOO!! To our surprise, as my parents were ready to enjoy their breakfast at Contango, they were stopped from entering and asked to pay for breakfast since the room didn’t cover breakfast for two. And guess, how much was the price to top up? RM70 per pax means RM140 for two.

It was wrong to assume that breakfast is covered under the Senior special rates, although we had double confirmed with the concierge in-charged during check-in. After all, does Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur expect senior citizens not to have breakfast in the morning? Why are they giving discounts without including the breakfast in the package? Breakfast is the most cherished meal in a day for the old folks.

Even worse, we then browsed through the website to check all the hotel’s packages. We saw their Amazing Weekdays without breakfast is RM330/night while the deal with Breakfast for two pax was at RM360 per night. The total damage for us to have breakfast while enjoying the senior rate is RM480 per night for 2 pax. Hmmm, you do the math. Is the senior special rate worth it?

On top of that, We feel that the breakfast doesn’t worth the price. The pastries were hard to chew. As though they had been reheated several times. The sambal of the Nasi Lemak was watery.

Isn’t Malaysia best known for its food? Why does the Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur ignore the importance of food quality?

The Colonial Charm

Despite the senior special rates and the breakfast experience, we were thankful to be upgraded to the Premier Suite from the Deluxe King. The decoration is almost similar for both room types. However, the Premier Suite is more spacious and can host approximately three to four people in the living area.

The kids enjoyed the swimming pool while we enjoyed our selfies at the pool area, having the hotel’s colonial building as the photo background. There’s a self-service lemonade station right at the pool entrance, ready to be downed by any hotel guest.

We took a walk to check out the famous Afternoon Tea spot – The Orchid Conservatory. We were spellbound with the atmosphere of the halcyon days of the planters of KL that The Colonial Café recreated. What’s on the menu? You guess! Authentic classical cuisine from the colonial era. Put your best dress on for an elegant lunch or dinner at The Colonial Café because every guest looked stylish as they sipped their bottle of wine and steak during our visit.

Will we come again?

The hotel has its colonial charm that stands out from the rest of the 5-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur. Maybe not for a stay, but we will come back to try out an afternoon tea at The Orchid Conservatory and dinner at The Colonial Café ( hoping that the experience and taste will be much better than the Contango’s experience )

Amenities
Wi-Fi Credit Card Payment Mini Bar Restaurant or Cafe Room Service Wheelchair Accessible Online Reservations Gym Pool Near Train Station

Price:

From RM330 per night

Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

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